Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings

Posted by: British Standards Institution

BS 9999 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings is the essential code of practice that gives the recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings.

The BS 9999 Handbook, written by experts involved in the development of BS 9999, delivers the tools needed to get the most from your use of the standard.

This easy to use and practical guide will advance your understanding of BS 9999 by drawing together the key areas of fire safety design that require consideration during the early development of design concepts.

By identifying key learning point and including the most commonly used data, tables and figures, this handbook provides a quick and effective overview, and presents a methodology for deploying the flexible design recommendations introduced by BS 9999.

The BS 9999 Handbook will be relevant to:

  • Designers
  • Fire engineers
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Fire safety managers
  • Regulators
  • Insurers
  • Contractors.

Bringing together key information on BS 9999, including in depth worked examples, this handbook can be used when preparing or evaluating a design to the requirements of the Building Regulations.

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Information Updated on: 6 March 2012